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The Weekly Global Roundup: Deaths And Violence In Asia (May 20 to 25, 2019)

Accidents and natural disasters led to deaths in China and India, while attacks or riots in Indonesia, Nepal, and Tajikistan left many dead as well. In China, there were strong winds and an explosion caused by a gas leak from a cargo ship, and in India there was a fire in a building. In Indonesia – following the re-election of President Joko Widodo – there were post-election riots. In Nepal, there were three separate explosions. And in Tajikistan, there was a riot by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: 2018 In Review

Your cheat-sheet to developments around the world in 2018, and what to expect in 2019. For almost two years on a weekly basis, I have been summarising news stories across six regions – Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America – and for the first time I am summarising the biggest stories from 2018, focused on drawing links across the year. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Persistence Of The Islamic State (May 14 to 19, 2018)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have lost its territories in Iraq and Syria, but in the past two weeks the countries of Afghanistan, Brazil, and Indonesia felt the effects of the terror group and its branches around the world. ISIS claimed responsibility for explosions in Afghanistan last week, where its capital has been the scene of escalated violence since January this year. Brazil charged 11 people for planning to establish an ISIS cell in the country, while in Indonesia three suicide bomb attacks in four days – carried out by families, including children – killed dozens of people. ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks too. Continue reading